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Hi all,

In my quest to find out information on Supa Roo I haven't been able to unearth much about the History of BMX in South Australia.

Clubs and Riders have come and gone though there isn't very much documented in either text or pictures.

So to start the ball rolling please post here your stories, memories, pictures and information on your South Australian BMX experiences.

Pics and info on the history of the following Clubs would also be greatly appreciated.

Blue Lake BMX Club
Cross Keys BMX Club
Dublin BMX Club
Elizabeth BMX Club
Eudunda BMX Club
Findon BMX Club
Gawler BMX Club
Happy Valley BMX Club
Kadina BMX Club
Lakeside Findon BMX Club
Lefevre BMX Club
Leigh Creek BMX Club
Millicent and Districts BMX Club
Mt Barker BMX Club
Naracoote BMX Club
Oaklands BMX Club
Port Augusta BMX Club
Port Lincoln BMX Club
Port Pirie BMX Club
Roxby Downs BMX Club
Tea Tree Gully BMX Club
The Cove BMX Club
Tumby Bay BMX Club
Unley BMX Club
Victor Harbour BMX Club
Whyalla BMX Club
Woomera BMX Club

and I'm sure there's more.

Post away :)

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Here is some pics of the Elizabeth track from the 86 Aussie's,
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ive got more from this meet, will post laters, lots of random ones!

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/>ive got some pics of the Elizabeth track from the 86 Aussie's


Thanks Hup that's awesome. :good_mini:

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Wow, I raced on a stack of those tracks....some I'd forgotten about!! I raced in the Iron Triangle Challenge in 88. I loved the Port Pirie track - it was so fast!! Port Augusta was jump city and the start gate was so high!!!

That's a cool pic Hup! That double berm was always tricky! If you stuffed the entry you always shagged the exit!! From memory after the exit of the second berm there was a big dip - and you could get serious air from it! Is that right!

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BMX BOOMS IN SA

Article written by Des Pearce for the South Australian Allsports News

BMX racing is set to boom in SA.

Cross Keys BMX Club held its first double meeting on May 29. The day session started at 1 pm and the first ever night meeting was held from 6.30 pm until 9.30.

Club president and commentator, Fred Dennis was elated with the roll-up of over 200 competitors, which included a team of champion skid kids led by 20 year old Gavin Nugent, Joffre Pearce (15), Trevor Shepard (15), Brenton Cua (12), Darren Karrutze (12) and Trevor Jenkins (10).

All took ribbons in their various age groups, with Pearce taking top honors with the Supa Roo racing machine.

Pearce won the feature event of the day “Champion of Champion” race sponsored by Exeter Cycles of Semaphore, who donated a pair of Z Rim high flange wheels valued at $80 to the winner.

The race consisted of the top riders from the three grades, over 14, over 15, and over 16.

It was a hard fought race from the drop of the gate. As they raced down the hill into the first berm, Shane Fountain hit the lead, but soon lost it to Pearce, who slipped up on the inside. Going out of the berm over the two whoopy doo’s, Pearce edged half a length clear but around the second berm Fountain drew level.

The two riders stuck to one and other in neck and neck fight out. Down the long straight, Pearce managed to break away and the race looked to be all over going into the last burm.

How ever Fountain shot through on the inside to hit the front and as they headed to the table top, Pearce put his Supa Roo to the full test.

As he bounded up to the table top, he collided with Fountain, putting him over the side and out of the race, just 10 meters from the finish and what a finish!

Pearce was presented with the wheels from Colin Woolfenden of Exeter Cycles. Joffre Pearce is the current Intermediate Australian and World Master Cycle Speedway Champion, as well as being the current SA over 15 BMX Champion.

Jason Horley (14) of Clapham, who is sponsored by Euro-sports, has the potential to be a top BMX star. Jason already the 14 year age group champion has a clean cut style that catches the eye.

Jason picked up two blue ribbons at the big meeting and looks set for a big year. He entertained the crowd with his high flying jumps over the table top while keeping full control of his machine.

BMX racing owes a Mr. and Mrs. Rick Coby a pat on the back for getting the sport of the ground in SA.

Racing is on every Saturday at the Cross Keys track, the program starting at 1pm. All are welcome.

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Stu Thomson at the origional Cross Keys Track. The BMX track was built in the middle of the Old Moto Cross Track.

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1986 Australian Titles, Elizabeth South Australia.

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16 Darren May, 36 Bill Dixon, Torker Rider Michael Figliomeni, 18 Pat Dillon, 20 Marty Baershmidt, 17 Paul Addams.

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17 Paul Addams, 36 Bill Dixon, Glen Feist hitting the deck, 1 Leigh Egan, 77 Tyronne Butt, 42 Michael Figliomeni,
Glenn Rawson - Robinson Gear / Red Helmet, 5 Tim Ward.

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Hey Supaoo, by memory pic no 2 is the final, and Leigh Egan (No. 1) blitzed them all, im sure he was in lane 8, was a very cool race!

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/>Hey Supaoo, by memory pic no 2 is the final, and Leigh Egan (No. 1) blitzed them all, im sure he was in lane 8, was a very cool race!


Yor right Hup, Leigh made his way to a back to back Aust #1.

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The Iron Triangle / Port Pirie: Left To Right: Darren May, Glen Fiest, Dean Crisp, Paul Esky, Tim Ward, Ronnie Johnson, Bill Dixon.

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Out In front: Darren May, Leigh Egan, Dean Crisp.

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1st. Dean Crisp, 2nd. Darren May, 3rd. ?, 4th. Tim Ward.

Pics thanks to Darren May.

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86 Pt Augusta Iron Triangle: Paul Schiffaletti, Paul Esky.

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86 Aussie Tiltles Elizabeth

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87 The Cove: Dale Saunders, Charie Saunders, Peter Trenwith.

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87 Whyalla Iron Triangle: Tim Ward, Brad Prince, Dean Crisp.

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88 Pt Pirie Iron Triangle

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88 Happy valley

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88 Cross Keys Super Nationals

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89 South Eastern Cash Dash

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89 Mt Gambier SA vs VIC: Justin Patch, Dean Patch, Peter Trenwith, Bryce Smith, Chris Capewell.

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89 Mildura: Jay Sweet, Scott Wigzel, Peter Trenwith, Dale Saunders.

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88 Aussie Titles Alice Springs SA Team

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89 The Cove Southern Stampede

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90 Cross Keys Super Nats

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93 Aussie Titles Mt Gambier: Jason Hays, Peter Trenwith, Damien Wilkinson, Scott Wigzel

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93 Aussie Titles MtGambier

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94 Aussie Titles Launcestor SA Team

Pictures Thanks To Peter Trenwith

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89 Cross Keys

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1st. Dean Crisp, 2nd. Darren May, 3rd. ?, 4th. Tim Ward.

Pics thanks to Darren May.


I think 3rd place there is Scott Rawlings

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Good thread good to see photos of esky in pink brings back memories :good_mini:

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Where'd you get this pic Supa?

That is the final of the Pt Pirie leg and thats me in the GT gear on the left!!
I got in the shait that day coz they couldn't read my number!!! What is a trip!! I finished 6th in the final!!

Here's the trophy!!!

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Awesome photos, keep em coming.


I'm having flash backs.

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Elizabeth Aussie's '86 15 years boys
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Elizabeth Aussie's '86 Open Mens
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Elizabeth Aussie's '86 Open Mens
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more to come aswell!

cheers

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/>I think 3rd place there is Scott Rawlings

Yep - Your right Kurt. :)

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Cool pics.. I havent seen shots of the Elizabeth track for years. Memory flashback. That double berm was a cracker.. especially on a side hack!